I worked in the securities and financial services industry following undergraduate at The Ohio State University. I decided to fulfill a longtime goal and complete law school. While attending law school I realized that I could use my law degree to advance life science policy, advocacy, and commercialization. I concentrated in health and corporate law during my J.D. work at Case Western Reserve University School of law and then went on to earn my LL.M. from Duke University School of Law, focusing on the concerns of early-stage life science firms. I am currently completing an M.S. in the Biotechnology program at Georgetown. At IPO I reviewed case studies involving software developed at LLNL and its ramification on contracts with the private sector. I was able to apply the lessons learned through that research to inform ongoing software guidelines and strategic planning for future software projects at LLNL.